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Dr. Sam Nadler At Dallas Baptist Church This Sunday
Dr. Sam Nadler, a Messianic Jew, will be the guest speaker this Sunday morning at Dallas Baptist Church.
Friday, October 23, 2020

Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked...
Friday, October 23, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include church Trunk-or-Treats, festivals and more events in the weeks to come! Email your events to LH@lincolnherald.com.
Friday, October 23, 2020

Psalms 19:7
The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul...
Thursday, October 22, 2020

2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

LSW Breaks Ground For Growing Academy
On Monday, October 13 a small crowd gathered as Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy broke ground for a new building to house their growing academy. 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Philippians 1:9-10
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

James 1:3
Because you know that the testing of your faith...
Monday, October 19, 2020

Some Are Sicker Than Others
This week God has been showing me something about people and their struggles in life.
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world...
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God...
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include a fried apple pie and hot dog sale, several luncheons and concerts - plus more events in the weeks to come! Email your events to LH@lincolnherald.com.
Friday, October 16, 2020

2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love...
Friday, October 16, 2020

Solitude
Time alone forced by the current pandemic can either be a waste or a blessing.  This week, Dr. Spence talks about turning times of solitude into times for reflection on your walk with Jesus.
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Two Big Gigs For Faithful Voices, Oct. 18
Local gospel favorites the Faithful Voices have two big concerts coming up on Oct. 18.
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christian Ministry Calls For Volunteers
Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is calling for volunteers. That’s the word this week from executive director Mitzi Williams. She said the ministry’s soup kitchen needs holiday coverage on Veterans Day, Nov. 11; Thanksgiving, Nov. 26 and 27; and Christmas, Dec. 25 and 28.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

One On One With God
Life is never easy and always full of trouble
Monday, October 12, 2020

Born To Burn
I realize that 2020 has not been a banner year for most of us. I try to keep a positive attitude even in the middle of diverse circumstances, but current events have pushed me into a state of, dare I say, a negative thought?
Saturday, October 10, 2020

Job 19:25
I know that my redeemer lives...
Saturday, October 10, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include a BBQ Benefit and Old Fashioned Day at Howard’s Creek Baptist plus more events in the weeks to come! Email your events to LH@lincolnherald.com.
Friday, October 9, 2020

Jeremiah 29:13
You will seek me and find me...
Friday, October 9, 2020

Psalms 103:13
As a father has compassion on his children...
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another...
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Psalm 68:19
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior...
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Christian Ministry: Donations Are Down
Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is in need of help. That’s the word this week from executive director Mitzi Williams. She noted how this year’s season is very different, including how the ministry is missing out on funding due to cancelled fundraisers.
Monday, October 5, 2020

Yes Prayers
When I ask God to help me, I hope the answer will be yes. We may struggle to carry our burdens alone because we aren’t sure God can or will help us, but Jesus said we could ask God for help and never be disappointed.
Monday, October 5, 2020

Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness...
Monday, October 5, 2020

Let God Be God
It sounds simple--but our proclivity to follow our own chosen paths rather than look for God's direction makes it a continual chore.  Dr. Spence reminds us that with all the problems in the world today, it's very important that we seek the wisdom of God rather than defer to our own knowledge and understanding.
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God...
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes...
Saturday, October 3, 2020

Can You Take It With You...Yes You Can!
My wife and I have been in a continual furniture and other-things reduction for the past six years! We have drastically reduced our living space, which means we have drastically reduced our furniture and other items that we had collected over thirty-six years of marriage!
Saturday, October 3, 2020

Eastern Catawba County Hunger Walk
There won't be an Eastern Catawba County Hunger Walk this year--but Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries (ECCCM) is asking all who can--especially residents of Catawba County--to help them meet a need that is more severe this year than usual.
Friday, October 2, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include a Community Breakfast at Bethel Baptist, a Yard Sale and a Pit Cooked Chicken Sale at McKendree UMC, a concert at Mt. Zion Baptist, Flu Shots at Dallas Baptist - plus more events in the weeks to come! Email your events to LH@lincolnherald.com. 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Romans 4:7-8
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven...
Friday, October 2, 2020

Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs,,,
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Revelation 1:8
I am the Alpha and the Omega...
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

1 John 2:6
Whoever claims to live in him...
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Luke 11:28
Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God...
Monday, September 28, 2020

God Moments
Every now and then we can have what I call “God moments” when everything else is drawn into the beauty of the Holy Spirit and the fullness of divine Love. 
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Galatians 6:9
And let us not grow weary of doing good...
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations...
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Don't Miss The Bus
Recently, I have been taking my lunch with me to work. It is cheaper to bring lunch than to go a restaurant each workday. It also saves time, because I can eat at my office and never have to leave the building. Finally, it eliminates one more time to be in public and to be exposed to the possibility of COVID.
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Christian Ministry Gears Up Now For Christmas
Christmas may be three months away. But according to Mitzi Williams, that time will pass in the blink of an eye, so it’s not too soon to start thinking about it. Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is beginning to gear up for its biggest time of the year and the annual Christmas angels charitable efforts for local children.
Friday, September 25, 2020

Galatians 5:25
Since we live by the Spirit...
Friday, September 25, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include the Yard and Hot Dog Sale at Roseland Baptist, Cow Pie Bingo hosted by Word of Life Lutheran, several gospel concerts plus more events in the weeks to come! Email your events to LH@lincolnherald.com. 
Friday, September 25, 2020

John 16:33
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace...
Friday, September 25, 2020

Ephesians 4:31-32
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice...
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Kindness
With arguments related to the coming election causing many to lose their tempers with those who have a different viewpoint, this week Dr. Spence suggests that kindness instead of anger and taking time to consider what God would have you do is a good idea.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Psalms 42:11
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

John 8:32
Then you will know the truth...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Luke 11:13
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children...
Monday, September 21, 2020

12 Steps To Freedom
The Lord is transforming and healing many of us sinners through 12 step programs with principles founded in scripture.
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Acts 20:35
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak...
Sunday, September 20, 2020

My Bucket's Got A Hole In it
I don’t believe that Hank Williams had the COVID-19 in mind when he wrote the country classic, “My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It,” but you never know.
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Hebrews 13:2
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers...
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Christian Ministry Needs New Or Used Backpacks
Can you donate a backpack to help Christian Ministry of Lincoln County? If you can, the many homeless clients served by the ministry would be very grateful. Also LINC Meal drivers are needed.
Friday, September 18, 2020

Proverbs 16:7
When people’s lives please the Lord...
Friday, September 18, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include the McKendree UMC Sunday Luncheon and the Daniels Lutheran Spaghetti Lunch, plus more events in the weeks to come! Email your events to LH@lincolnherald.com.
Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Bigger Picture
Sometimes even those who know that God is still truly in control become discouraged by the news of the day.  This week, Dr. Spence reminds us not to lose sight of the 'bigger picture.'
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a person’s heart...
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

1 Peter 1:13
Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing...
Monday, September 14, 2020

We Love The Same God
The reason I put my contact information at the end of every column is that I really do want to hear from my readers. Your calls, letters and emails are always welcome - even when you do not agree with me. 
Sunday, September 13, 2020

1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God:..
Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Bible & Gaston County
The Gaston County Museum at Dallas will celebrate its reopening with a special exhibit: The Bible & Gaston County, on display beginning this Tuesday September 15th.
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Hotdog Omelets & Lasting Impressions
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Sherry and I were newlyweds living in Wake Forest while attending seminary. We were on a limited, and I mean limited budget while we were at school. We both worked jobs around town trying to make ends meet while adjusting to married life.
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Matthew 26:41
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation...
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for,,,
Friday, September 11, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar.  Bethel Baptist Yard & BBQ Sale; Concerts – Heart 2 Heart, Faithful Voices; Homecoming at Bethel Baptist; Indoor & Virtual Worships; and More! Email your events to LH@lincolnherald.com.
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Psalms 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor...
Thursday, September 10, 2020

A Personal Memory
This week, Dr. Spence shares a personal story that tells much about another time when some felt even more isolated than we may feel today in the 'stay at home' days of the pandemic.
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Galatians 5:14
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command...
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

James 1:22-24
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Christian Ministry Needs Volunteers; Other Help
Can you volunteer to help Christian Ministry of Lincoln County? A receptionist is needed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 13, the ministry’s soup kitchen needs volunteers to serve food. The ministry is also in need of pop-top canned-food items and laundry detergent.
Monday, September 7, 2020

Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient...
Monday, September 7, 2020

May The Works I've Done Speak For Me
On Labor Day we pay tribute to American workers, and this year Labor Day is bittersweet as many small businesses struggle to survive in the COVID 19 pandemic. Essential workers continue to put themselves in harm’s way as first responders, educators, food service workers, health care professionals and other fields necessary in our daily life.
Sunday, September 6, 2020

Psalm 91:1
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High...
Sunday, September 6, 2020

When The Road Is Not Taken
I’m not the first person to observe the literal or proverbial, “fork in the road,” but now is my time to comment on it! The great writer, Robert Frost, referred to it in his epic poem, “The Road Not Taken.” 
Saturday, September 5, 2020

Hebrews 10:35-36
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded...
Saturday, September 5, 2020

John 14:23
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching...
Friday, September 4, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar.  Email your events to LH@lincolnherald.com.
Friday, September 4, 2020

1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them...
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Looking Ahead
Being compelled by Christ’s love involves showing and sharing the love of Jesus with those in our communities and round the world. As we reflect upon what Christ has done for us, may we work together to heal the brokenness in our state, nation and world by proclaiming the gospel as we minister to others.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting...
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

LINC Meals Program In Urgent Need Of Drivers
Can you drive a vehicle and deliver meals to local elderly and shut-in residents? If so, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County needs you. Also, the ministry’s soup kitchen needs volunteers to serve on Sunday, Sept 13.
Monday, August 31, 2020

Philippians 4:9
‭‭“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me...
Monday, August 31, 2020

Psalms 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God...
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Let Justice Roll
The prophet Amos was a shepherd called by God to confront Israel in 750 BC for turning a blind eye to injustice in their land. Biblical references to the word “justice” mean “to make right.”  Righteousness means “to do the right thing” 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Bigger Is Not Always Better
It started out like every other day in the week. I had to get up, shower, and get dressed. I don’t know about the rest of the world, but I don’t spend a great deal of mental power doing these basic things.
Saturday, August 29, 2020

Acts 20:24
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me...
Saturday, August 29, 2020

Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar.  Email your events to LH@lincolnherald.com.
Friday, August 28, 2020

1 Peter 4:10
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others...
Friday, August 28, 2020

Finish Line Christian Center Has Breakthrough Event
Finish Line Christian Center in Mount Holly hosted a big event this past weekend that tied with the recent release of the movie, Breakthrough, the story of John Smith, who survived 15 minutes trapped beneath the surface of a frozen Missouri lake, five years ago.
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Romans 10:10
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified...
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Faithful Voices Keeping The Faith
They’re spreading the gospel and keeping the faith. They’re the members of gospel group Faithful Voices, and they’ll be performing near you in the near future.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Psalm 56:8
You keep track of all my sorrows...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

1 Chronicles 16:8
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020














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